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georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3298
Country: Germany

Just a few fast remarks:

Kevin, that's a great story! I like your idea to name the Nikkormat "Harold". Hope that this fine piece of engineering will be soon in working condition (but it's probably a heavy bugger, be careful with your neck).

Chuong, very interesting family-history. I like the portrait of your daughter a lot.

Ray, absolutely love your car-shots, especially the very first B&W-one and the very last. The 35/1.4 works very well in your hands.

Thanks for the kind words on my hometown and the flower-shot!



soldeace
Registered: Jun 16, 2012
Total Posts: 17
Country: Brazil

I've bought a manual focus Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 for $80. If you consider that lenses sold in Brazil are particularly expensive, that lens was a steal!


Sunset Dreamer by soldeace, on Flickr

Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 at f/5.6 on Nikon D90



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9015
Country: United States

Welcome Bruno! You're not kidding that was a steal. Also a beautiful first image from you on this thread.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7558
Country: United States

NPR has a project called StoryCorps, and this is the sort of story that belongs in their archives. Stories like this need to be remembered in the collective conscious, as it was such a dishonorable way to treat people.

This voice recorder is easy to use and saves in MP3 format. Have them push the record button when they're ready to talk and that way they're only talking to a recorder, might be easier to open them up that way

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754766-REG/Sony_ICDAX412_ICDAX412_Digital_Voice_Recorder.html


raboof wrote:
Stories are still too painful to recall. My father is still refusing to talk about it. I asked my mother to write some of her stories down but I think she became too involved and it started to affect her daily routines. She stopped.

I painted(oil on canvas) some of those memories down while in college. I think I will paint some more when my kids get a bit older and I get more time for myself. Will see



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9015
Country: United States

Ok, finally mounted a MF lens again! This is the new addition to the farm. Once she get's big enough, she'll join the others in the ever daunting job of rodent control.


28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4249
Country: China

Gorgeous cat Leighton! I've read that the 28 f/2.8 lens is sharp and this image REALLY shows it well.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7558
Country: United States

Americo, I'm disappointed you don't want to invest the time to make your photos better than "snaps". Buying the latest and greatest gear doesn't mean those snaps are automatically going to improve if the six inches behind the viewfinder doesn't improve as well. I believe those books are also available as Kindle books, so you could put them in the kindle app (kindle app is free) and read them on the computer, no "book" involved, read on screen like you do the forum.

http://stevekeating.me/2013/04/29/the-difference-between-i-cant-and-i-wont/



a.RodriguezPix wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Americo, you spent a bunch of money on the gear, spend the $56 and get this set of books, They are easy reads full of "How To Get This Shot" instructions and very jargonless. I have all four and they helped me. I still go back and reference them.

Two, go outside and play with the camera gear. Loads of flowers outside that can be photographed, parks to explore, change your scenery!

I picked up a manfrotto 3001Pro Tripod Legs and use a three way pan head. make sure your tripod supports at least twice the weight of your camera gear.

tripods

heads

tripod 101



I am semi confined to my home at most times, however, SOCCER practice season is starting up, and my boy is roaring to fly, so hopefully I can pop a few snaps of his adventures! I will look into those books, however, I fear, I'll never crack them open, unless they are something from E.A. Poe, Emily BrontŽ's Wuthering Heights, to O. Wilde, N. Hawthorne, H. Walpoe, including Emily Dickinson, R.L. Stevenson, Harry Potter, as well, and J.S. Le Fanu, or C. Marlowe's, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus since, I really hate reading much other things, minus here, lol!
I think I'm thick headed when it comes to being told how to use the camera obscura, so much so, that it hurts, rather than help me! I do enjoy the outdoors, but mostly in the fall and winter time, allergies make leave me more confined than I care to be, but this is not the only reason I seclude myself.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7558
Country: United States

Wow, nice sunset! Welcome Bruno, that's a great image!

soldeace wrote:
I've bought a manual focus Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 for $80. If you consider that lenses sold in Brazil are particularly expensive, that lens was a steal!

Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 at f/5.6 on Nikon D90



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7558
Country: United States

OUCH, what happened to her nose? Are you going to have her spayed? She's a real cutie, and I'd have a tough time sending her out of the house

Nice composition too!

leighton w wrote:
Ok, finally mounted a MF lens again! This is the new addition to the farm. Once she get's big enough, she'll join the others in the ever daunting job of rodent control.


28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7558
Country: United States

Bert, these are fantastic, and such great shots! (and yes, I'd be hiding from that triple digit heat too)

adh67 wrote:
And I guess another week has passed. I have been able to follow the thread at work during the week, but am not able to post there. I like the camera shots to see the beauty of these film cameraís
There have been many great pictures posted and there are too many too individually mention but my absolute favorites were Joseís bird photos ( simply stunning) Rafaelís black and white car shots and I really liked Johnís hurricane ridge.
As temperatures here in the Californian Central Valley are once again in the triple digits, I decided to stay in and have another crack at the waterdrop photography. All I used was a printed letter size color background, my old sb28 flash and slave trigger on a tripod, my SB600 on camera, a small water bowl and medicine dropper and a remote trigger cord attached to my D300 mounted on tripod with 200mm f4 with PK 12 and PK 13.
Hope you like em.

Bert





NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7558
Country: United States

I really like the framing of this last one. The older roofs are intriguing, the first shot shows a hint of the detail to them, would love to see more.

rattymouse wrote:
The Shanghai Tower, under construction. This will be China's largest building at 2,000 plus feet tall when finished.

24mm and 85mm f/2 AIS lenses, Neopan Acros film.










rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4249
Country: China

NightOwl Cat wrote:
I really like the framing of this last one. The older roofs are intriguing, the first shot shows a hint of the detail to them, would love to see more.




Here you go, a few more showing the low rise traditional looking Chinese buildings.














molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 10401
Country: Canada

rattymouse wrote:
Some film porn.....









If you like the Neopan 400, you had better start stocking up - Fuji has just announced they are discontinuing it.


saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2258
Country: United States

Some work from this morning:

This leaf caught my attention for the combination of the pervasive decay and the fresh greenness at the edges. Tried a couple options and the then finally settled on the 5.8cm 1.4S + PK-11A. Taken at f/5.6.






Crop of the leaf:







This one was with the 10.5cm 2.5P at f/8 with the PK-11A extension tube. A little disappointed when I downloaded that the image was underexposed, so this needed some extra work in post.






raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1436
Country: N/A

Thank you all for your supportive comments about my family history. We are blessed to have what we have today. The contradictions continue with question such as...what if that didn't happen, will we have what we have today?

Anyway, I am heading to a "castle" in Ohio. Will be back with some pictures of princesses and dragons. See you all in a bit.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9015
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Ok, finally mounted a MF lens again! This is the new addition to the farm. Once she get's big enough, she'll join the others in the ever daunting job of rodent control.


NightOwl Cat wrote:
OUCH, what happened to her nose? Are you going to have her spayed? She's a real cutie, and I'd have a tough time sending her out of the house

Nice composition too!


Thank you RM and Laura. Yes the 28 could well be the sharpest of Nikon's lenses.

Laura, we're not sure what happened to her nose. We just got her free from someone a couple of weeks ago and it looked then that she had rubbed it raw. We think it's on the mend, anyway, the vet thinks so. And yes, she will get spayed, but she'll have to earn her keep and live in the barn with the rest of the cats. Once she's old enough.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9015
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Some work from this morning:

This leaf caught my attention for the combination of the pervasive decay and the fresh greenness at the edges. Tried a couple options and the then finally settled on the 5.8cm 1.4S + PK-11A. Taken at f/5.6.







Love this one Samy, the black background and simple composition makes it.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9015
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
I really like the framing of this last one. The older roofs are intriguing, the first shot shows a hint of the detail to them, would love to see more.

rattymouse wrote:
Here you go, a few more showing the low rise traditional looking Chinese buildings.








I just can't get enough street shots from far off exotic lands, keep 'em coming. If they EVER invent the "Transporter", I'll be visiting with a lot of you!


rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1278
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here's a few more from the car show today using the 35mm 1.4


Love it Ray!

Also Love the film box and camera shots Ratty, the old and new Shangai photos are outwordly

This is art Bruno Sol de Ace


Sunset Dreamer by soldeace, on Flickr

So are your drops Bert

Never thought to use the 5.8 cm for macro! Great leaf Jose




CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 12777
Country: United States

Kevin, what a touching story. I especially appreciate that you were willing to share how moved you were by the encounter. I work with folks approaching the end of their lives and the journey invariably involves speaking of the most intimate and tender experiences. Many folks wonder at how I can work with folks who are dying and it isn't easy to convey how profound such intimacy can be. In fact, it is a great gift as you recognize from your meeting with this woman who so clearly wanted to share these memories. It is true that often family members don't have the patience to review territory they've known for much of their lives.

You clearly gave this woman a great gift even as she gave you all this gear. If you feel inclined to hear more about the life journey this woman and her husband shared, my guess is you'd be both doing a service to her and enriching your own journey.

Thanks for sharing this. Frankly, as much as I love manual focus lenses and all the photos they produce, I love even more the opportunity this thread gives us all to meet and share our lives with one another. We have a great group of people with whom to share our journey and I love the fact folks are telling us more about themselves, both in their bios and on the thread. Cyberspace may lead to anonymous and indifferent encounters, but it can also foster real meeting. I vote for the latter.



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